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Local Obits for Mon. May 16th, 2016

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Adger L. (Al) Nix, 84, Auburn
Adger L. “Al” Nix, age 84, of Auburn and formerly of Habersham County, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016.   Mr. Nix was born on February 19, 1932, ...

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Bobbie T. Owen, 74, Dawsonville
Bobbie T. Owen, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Monday May 16, 2016 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following an extended illness. Born May 24, 1941 in Forsyth County to the lat ...

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Katherine Johnson, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Katherine Johnson, age 94 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, May ...

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Willie David Haynes, 69, Commerce
Willie David Haynes, age 69 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday May 16, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Haynes was the son of the late Ernest Willie Haynes and Francine Crum ...
Lonnie Carroll Jones, 57, Pendergrass
            Mr. Lonnie Carroll Jones, age 57 of Pendergrass, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at his residence following a ...

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James Byron Jordan, 86, Eastanollee
  Mr. James Byron Jordan, age 86 of Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, South Carolina.   A son of the lat ...
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.